“Keep Your Ghosts Close”

“Keep Your Ghosts Close”

Mother always said to keep your ghosts close, so he did. They were all here, resting peacefully in the mellow pond behind his house.

Mother would be proud of his collection, but there was room for a couple more. He already knew who to add next, the elderly Mrs Gardener. She was so nice to him. She would make an excellent ghost.

Too bad it was such an ordeal to get a new oneΒ into the pond, they always thrashed around something fierce. He didn’t like that part, it disturbed the other ghosts.

They all settled in eventually, though.



Thanks for reading!

Written for the Friday Fictioneers, 7 October 2016.


For more stories based on this prompt, see the linkup.

99Β words.


16 thoughts on ““Keep Your Ghosts Close”

    1. Thank you Sandra! Yes I agree, misunderstandings can happen so easily. I imagine mom’s quite creepy in her own way, but she didn’t plan for this. I wonder if she’s ghost #1… πŸ™‚


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